Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Crush & Lobo #2 Review


Space Do Do...Do Do Space!

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 6, 2021

I was not too fond of the first issue of Crush and Lobo.  I am not sure that Mariko Tamaki has a firm grasp on the character, and the fourth-wall-breaking narration felt out of place and was just annoying.  Why try to turn Crush into a Deadpool or Harley Quinn? Oh well, maybe things will improve here.  Let's find out...

Unfortunatley, the issue does continue the fourth wall narration as Crush heads to see her daddy, and she doesn't give two shits what you think!  She sings songs (Space! Do DO Do Do Do! Space! - what the hell song is this?!?!), thinks about her ex-girlfriend, and then repeats...and repeats...

I don't mind the flashbacks giving us character work through her experiences with Katie, but so much of it feels like just a cartoony joke that I'm unsure when to take things seriously.  That's my feeling about this book as a whole.

We continue with Crush listening to podcasts, stopping for space coffee, and running into Modok-lite, the villain from the first issue.  Again, it's played mostly for laughs but isn't very funny, and so it just takes up time before we get another flashback.

After all of this (which wasn't much at all), Crush hitches a ride on a space garbage truck, and we see that Lobo is still hanging in space jail.  That's it.  It looks like we will finally get some Lobo/Crush together action next issue, but it already feels like Tamaki isn't concerned with Lobo doing anything here, so I am guessing he dupes Crush and leaves her in jail... to think of more flashbacks and get more coffee. Unfortunately, I don't know if I will be around to see it because this book has a whole lot of nothing going on so far.  At least the book looks good, thanks to Amancay Nahuelpan.

Bits and Pieces:

With Crush & Lobo #2, Mariko Tamaki gives minimal character work through flashbacks while telling a snails paced story filled with non-funny cringe.  Crush is an endearing and complex character, but unfortunatley, you wouldn't know it from reading this book, which seems to want her to be Deadpool with Daddy Issues.



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